Edge of Choas

A collaboration the Interactive Architecture Lab in London and Studio Overvelde in Amsterdam, Edge of Chaos was commissioned art project. My role was to try and decide the electronic and network protocols and design the PCBs for the modules.

Edge of Chaos from Interactive Architecture Lab on Vimeo.

Winners of the competition

Making of Edge of Chaos from Interactive Architecture Lab on Vimeo.

On October 25th at the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam, the Bartlett’s Interactive Architecture Lab was awarded an art commission of €15,000 for their immersive installation proposal “Edge of Chaos”.  It is one of three original artworks commissioned from 170 entries from 106 countriesto the “Supernatural: stories of worlds to come” international call for projects. The interactive installation will go on tour around Europe in 2018 beginning in Paris at la Gaîté Lyrique, before heading to Cinekid Festival, Amsterdam, and KIKK Festival in Namur, Belgium. The Interactive Architecture Lab’s proposal designed by Researcher Vasilija Abramovic & Director Ruairi Glynn, was developed in partnership with engineer Bas Overvelde of the Soft Robotic Matter Group at AMOLF, Amsterdam. Its early development was supported by the Bartlett Architecture Projects Fund as a part of an ongoing research into “Multi-Stable Soft Robotic Structures” (PI Ruairi Glynn, UCL Bartlett, CI Helge Wurdemann UCL Mechanical Engineering).
About the Edge of Chaos - 
What happens between order and chaos? The installation invites people into a theoretical mathematic space, made tangible using sensory networks and responsive kinetic structures. Visitors cross between the boundaries of mathematical spaces represented by material structures, to experience the balance point between highly ordered and turbulent systems. On the Edge of Chaos, complexity science has been exploring the space in which communicative and self-organising systems appear – a space in which life can emerge. The installation harnesses transformable geometries from the Soft Robotic Matter Group directed by Bas Overvelde that IALab has been examining for applications in responsive kinetic architecture.